Discover Nigeria, a photo book by President Muhammadu Buhari’s official photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo, has been recognized as the biggest in the world.
The record was communicated to the presidential aide Thursday by Guinness Book of World Records.
This comes hours before the unveiling of the photobook by President Buhari at the closing edition of Nigeria At 60 activities held at State House Conference Centre, on the eve of Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary.
In an email to the 34-year old photographer, the Records Management Team of Guinness told the photographer: ‘‘We are thrilled to inform you that your application for largest photo book has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Records Title Holder!
‘‘You are now eligible for one complimentary Guinness World Records certificate.
‘‘Congratulations, you are Officially Amazing!”
The photo book, ‘‘Discover Nigeria,’’ measures 7.8meters by 7.8meters (totalling 60.84 square meter or 654 ft² 87 in²) when closed and when opened it is 15.65metres on its horizontal breadth and 7.8meters on its vertical length.
It showcases Nigeria rich traditional institutions, ingenuity of its people, the beauty of its landscape, the richness of its farmlands, stunning waterfalls and seas, among others.
Reacting to the feat, Omoboriowo said: ‘‘I am grateful to God for the privilege to be the Nigerian I am, grateful to my family and loved ones and very grateful to President Buhari for believing in me from day 1 and supporting this idea from inception.
‘‘Nigeria is a beautiful country with huge potentials and I’m glad our efforts in promoting Nigerian Art and Culture to the world haven’t been a wasted effort. Join us to Discover Nigeria, join us to birth a new narrative of a vibrant people and culture.’’
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